Is Poverty a Curse?

THERE ARE PREACHERS, especially within the Prosperity Gospel movement, who claim that poverty is a curse.  When they say poverty is as a curse it is often mentioned in conjunction with the Tithe Doctrine. 

The Tithe Doctrine is a false doctrine that says Christians must pay God 10 percent of their income.  According to some preachers the curse of poverty is the consequence for not paying tithes.  While on the other hand there are some preachers who claim that you must tithe in order to get out of poverty.  However, when we rightly divide the scripture we find that poverty is not a curse for Christians.

Major Point 1:  Poverty is a curse as it relates to the Law of Moses (or Mosaic Law).

 

  1. The Law of Moses is the covenant between God and ancient Israel.
  2. Lord dispensed blessings and curses based upon ancient Israel’s observance of the Law of Moses (Deut. 28).
  3. Poverty is one of the curses associated with breaking the Law of Moses.

 

Deut. 28:44

They will lend to you but you will not lend to them; they will become the head and you will become the tail! 

Deut. 28:51

Theywill devour the offspring of your livestock and the produce of your soil until you are destroyed. They will not leave you with any grain, new wine, olive oil, calves of your herds,or lambs of your flocksuntil they have destroyed you.

 

Major Point 2:  Christians are not under a curse of poverty.

 

  1. Christians are redeemed from the Law through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.
  2. Jesus became a curse.

Gal. 3:13

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becominga curse for us (because it is written, Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree).

Conclusion

Poverty is only a curse as it relates to the Law of Moses. There were many curses associated with disobeying the Law of Moses, and poverty was one of those curses. However, the curse of poverty was only placed upon ancient Israel if they disobeyed the Law of Moses.

Christians are not under the Law of Moses.  The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus the Christ freed you from the curse of the Law, which includes the curse of poverty. In fact, in his death Jesus became a curse. Therefore, Christians who live in poverty or who are experiencing material lack are not under a poverty curse. 

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4 comments for “Is Poverty a Curse?

  1. Joel Kall
    June 27, 2013 at 5:12 PM

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    God also wanted me now show you this YAHWEH OF BIBLE WARNS AGAIN:
    “Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
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    EITHER SERVE YAHWEH OF BIBLE ALL, AND NOT PLEASE MEN, OR NOTHING, ALL OR NOTHING!!!
    WE CANNOT SERVE YAHWEH OF BIBLE, AND BE HUMAN PLEASERS AT THE SAME TIME, WE CHOOSE EITHER! A STRONG WARNING FROM YAHWEH OF BIBLE, I PRAY YOU HEED..
    YAHWEH OF BIBLE FEW FEW FEW EVER MEET WARNED AND GUIDED ME TODAY IN ANGER TO THIS TO SHOW:
    He said,”This is the end of all sin. If you do not serve me
    with your whole heart, I will use you to save others but you will die and go to
    hell.” “If you do not serve me with your whole heart, then you serve Me not at
    all.”
    Than the Lord of hosts got even angrier and said, “TITHES AND
    OFFERINGS ARE A COMMANDMENT. THIS IS HOW MY WORD IS
    PREACHED, THIS IS WHAT TAKES CARE OF MY CHURCHES!!!!”
    The Lord said, “You go and tell them….WITHOUT HOLINESS, NO MAN CAN
    ENTER INTO MY KINGDOM!!!”
    The Lord said to me exactly what was in the
    bible, “Be ye holy as I am holy!!!!” This is what I changed me forever.
    I was living half holy before this experience but not anymore. I am on my
    way to Heaven. I do not ever want to go back to this disgusting place. The
    Lord has also told me that he is going to use me to preach the unadulterated
    truth of his word (Bible)..NO SUGAR COATING…NO EASINESS…JUST HOLY
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    This is why I was born. He gave me a boldness to tell
    people things that they do not want to hear…It is ALL OR NOTHING WITH
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    As Jesus Christ is my lord, my God and my king, this record is true and real
    and is my personal beginning of wisdom.
    The word of God says in Proverbs,
    “The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
    EITHER SERVE YAHWEH OF BIBLE ALL, AND NOT PLEASE MEN, OR NOTHING, ALL OR NOTHING!!!

    TRUE YAHWEH OF BIBLE, GODS WORD, AND HIS BIBLE, GODS WORD, TRUE HOLY SPIRIT SAYS, AND BIBLICAL TRUE JESUS CHRIST, GODS SON:
    “Each of them had metal plate on their chest that read: “I am here for not giving tithes and offerings” When I read that, I asked the Lord, “Lord, how can this be possible, that people are here for this reason??” The Lord responded, “Yes, because these people thought that tithes and offerings were not important, when my Word(BIBLE its commands and 10 commandments, all Gods laws and true Sabbath day tith offerings etc) shows it as a command.”

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    June 27, 2013 at 5:15 PM

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  3. illy
    July 3, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Tithing is a MUST! In the book ‘Heaven is so real’ Jesus also tells this Korean Woman Choo Nam, that those who don’t tithe will not go to heaven. Of course when you’re in a church that doesn’t preach tithing you are not aware of it. But let me tell you this: YOU CERTAINLY MUST TITHE!
    Why do people refuse to give money. It is the way we look at money which hinders us from giving. The Lord supplies your need, so give freely and abundantly. It’s HIS!!!
    I do not always have much but I certainly tithe and in my church we really look after those who are in need. We really do and I love that. Where must the money come from?
    If a church doesn’t look after those who are in need and only the pastor is rich…MOVE! Otherwise…stay , join and contribute to the saints in your church.
    God bless you!

    • R. Renee
      July 10, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      First, tithing was only a must for ancient Israel, according to the Bible. In fact nowhere in the Bible does it ever say Christians must tithe nor does it say Christians won’t go to heaven if they don’t tithe.

      However, the Bible DOES encourage Christians to GIVE free-will offerings.

      Thank you for visiting and sharing your comments.

      Peace & Blessings!

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